I, E. D. Newman, Judge of the County Court for the County of Shenandoah, do certify that I have carefully enquired and examined into, and am fully satisfied from the evidence adduced before me that each and all of the facts set forth in the within application are true; that the applicant is the identical person named in the application; that the application is for these reasons approved, and it is therefore certified that William Estep is entitled to receive annually from the State of Virginia the sum of Thirty dollars
Given under my hand this 13th day of December, 1894.E.D. Newman
I, William Estep, a native of the State of Virginia, and now a citizen of Virginia, resident at Hamburg in the county (or city) of Shenandoah in said State of Virginia, and who was a soldier from the State of Virginia, in the war between the United States and the Confederate States, do herby apply for aid under the act of the General Assembly entitled "An act to give aid to soldiers, sailors, or marines of Virginia, maimed or disabled in the war between the States, and to the widows of Virginia soldiers, sailors and marines who lost their lives in said war in the military service." And I do solemnly swear that, while in the discharge of my duty in the service of the Confederate States, as a member of Company K 7th Regiment Va. Cavalry, "Rosser Brigade" on or about the day of 1861, I was wounded in the battle of Hanging Rock and that from the effects of such wound I was disabled, as follows: Wounded in left leg, fracture of bone and that by reason of such wound and disability I am now entitled to receive, under said Act, the sum of dollars annually. I further that I do not hold any national, State or county office which pays me in fees or salary over three hundred dollars per annum; nor have I an income from any other source which amounts to three hundred dollars; nor do I own in my own right, nor does my wife own, property of the assessed value of more than one thousand dollars; nor do I receive aid or a pension from any other State or from the United States; and that Iam not an inmate of any soldiers' home.
I do further swear that the answers given to the following questions are true:
1st. What is the applicant's age? Ans. 66
2nd. In what battle or combat, or under what circumstances was the applicant wounded? Ans. Battle of Hanging Rock
3rd. What was the precise nature of the wound received? Ans. Fracture of Left Leg.
4th. What limb, if any, did the applicant lose by reason of said wound? What eye, if any, did he lose? Ans.
5th. If no limb or eye was so lost, what is the precise nature of the disability occasioned thereby? Ans.
6th. Is it total? no
(a) Is it partial, and, if so, to what extent does it disable him from manuel labor? Ans. Has done no work for the last 5 years caued by wound
Given under my hand this 8th day of Nov, 1897
Wm. Estep (his mark)
Witness: L.S. Walker
I, E.D. Newman, Judge of the County Court for the County of Shenandoah do certify that William Estep, whose name is signed to the foregoing application, personally appeared before me in open court, and, having the said application fully read and explained to her, as well as the statements and answers therein made, she, the said William Estep made oath before me that said statements and answers are true.
Given under my hand this 13th day of December, 1897.E.D. Newman
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